Nicole Cherry


Nicole originally worked as a Middle school teacher in Bradford before transferring overseas. She then worked in primary schools in Dubai (UAE), Cape Town (South Africa) and Hong Kong before employment in higher education at Newman University. Originally part-time Nicole was appointed to head the Primary PGCE MFL programme including management the European Teacher Trainee Exchange Programme at Newman. Her role was then extended with the introduction of the successful KS2/3 MFL Programme.

She has been involved in the planning and development of a number of successful courses including the new Undergraduate Programmes in English/MFL/EAL – The Power of Communication (Y1), Language learning beyond the classroom (Y2) and Language Learning and the Wider community (Y3). Through teaching on these courses, she has worked with students from a wide variety of linguistic backgrounds. Nicole has also supervised numerous students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Currently Nicole is further developing her partnership and APT role with regard to School Direct students in general and within the Lightwoods TSA in particular. In addition she has developed two online language learning courses ‘French in the Primary School’ and ‘Spanish in the Primary School’ which are mandatory for all UGY1 and PG students and will be developed further in the future.



MEd: Key stage 2/3 MFL Transition (Newman University 2012)

PG Diploma: Programme and Module Design (BCU 2010)

PG Cert: Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (BCU 2009)

PGCE:  Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (Leeds – Trinity 1986)

BA (Hons): Modern Languages (Spanish/French) (University of Bradford 1983)

Teaching Interests

Language Acquisition

Second language learning strategies

Research Interests

Second language learning strategies

Online language learning

Membership of Professional Bodies

ALL – Association of Language Learning